well i went fishing thursday to gear up for my annual fish fry. i went to clinton lake to the hot spot i fish. well to make a long story short i had about 10 on a stringer and started another. it had 8 from 4-7lbs and i was attaching a 9th and it slipped into the abyss. and the 9th fell free as well. :crying: well as they were going out and down from the fellas (my neighbor) light he had in the water i could see them swimming off the stringer. he fishes with a bright green light submersed in the water. thats one reason i always use rope stringers. the fish cant get free from hooks if its lost. so any how i was depressed. all that work gone. they (neighbor and 2 friends) were tied off to me in his boat fishing the other bank. they caught several and were throwing them back. they kept asking me if i wanted thiers. i said no. i keep only what i catch and if they wern't gonna eat em toss them back. i would say they caught 15 or so. i caught a total of 36 fish that night. i brought home 24 still after loosing 9. what a great night. that was the most fun i have ever had catfishing. sure wish i could get some of ya all to have a lil gathering at clinton sometime. man the fishing is good.